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Proença-a-Nova Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2012-04-13 by antónio martins
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Proença-a-Nova municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 18 May 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairly typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a yellow and green quarterly (town rank) background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1934.01.16.
António Martins, 17 May 2007

Coat of arms

Proença-a-Nova municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 17 May 2007

The arms are Argent a cork oak Vert erradicated of the Same and fruited Or and on a chief Gules a maltese cross Argent. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Vila de Proença-a-Nova".
António Martins, 17 May 2007

Version without the coat of arms

Proença-a-Nova plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Proença-a-Nova

Proença-a-Nova municipality had 9610 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 6 communes covering 395,26 km². It is part of Castelo Branco District, traditional province Beira Baixa, 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Interior, C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, and NUTS III Pinhal Interior Sul. "Proença" is Old Portuguese for "Provence" (later become "Provença"), but this is not reflected in the arms; "a Nova" means "the newer" (the older, Proença-a-Velha, is a village located in near-by Idanha-a-Nova municpality).
António Martins, 17 May 2007

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